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Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Tell the U.S. Secretary of Defense to prohibit the military from using animals for research and training! Along with misguiding servicemembers with wildly inaccurate results, the use of animals in military research is overshadowed by the many less inhumane methods of training soldiers that do not involve killing live creatures.

Live goats and pigs are often intentionally stabbed, shot, burned, maimed, or worse in combat medic training, while military personnel are responsible for quickly applying patient-stabilizing procedures like maintaining an airway, addressing chest wounds, and establishing an IV line [1].

While the results of such training may prepare those medics for agricultural applications, there is little to be learned of rescuing injured humans in the process.

Hundreds of thousands of animals are killed in these tests every year, but there are many superior alternatives. Live-tissue training can be simulated by synthetic materials and dummies. Military officials have been unwilling to adopt the new methods, however, claiming the old ways provide some crucial educational element [2].

But the facts are clear to many others all over the world. Animal-based methods used in pre-clinical testing to select drugs for human use are unreliable and no more accurate than a flip of a coin, and the same goes for treatment for trauma and severe injury [3]. They also cost much more than some of the most advanced alternatives available today.

Live animal testing has been banned in Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Turkey [4]. There is little reason it should not be banned in the United States.

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Dear U.S. Secretary of Defense,

The current use of live-tissue training in our military costs much more than it has ever prepared soldiers for battle.

Stabbing and shooting goats and pigs does not give our combat medics and other servicemembers an accurate portrayal of emergency situations when human lives are on the line. It only results in hundreds of thousands of animals being killed, and the government to pay for it.

Animal-based methods used in preclinical testing to select drugs for human use are unreliable and no more accurate than a flip of a coin, and the same goes for treatment for trauma and severe injury. They also cost much more than some of the most advanced alternatives available today.

Live-tissue training can be simulated by synthetic materials and dummies. The results are much more realistic and provide a superior training experience for those who fight on our country's front lines. At least 21 major countries around the world have banned live-tissue training because these alternative methods are far lest costly in both money and the amount of suffering they cause.

The people have spoken, and we demand you ban the use of live-tissue training in the U.S. military today.

Sincerely,

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